|"Captain Midnight" - Frozen Men (1955)|
Episode THE FROZEN MEN, of the 50's series CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, with original commercials for Ovaltine. Starring Richard Webb and Sid Melton. Air Date: October 12, 1955
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's Television; 1950's; Fifties; Captain Midnight; Richard Webb; Ovaltine; 1955
Downloads: 4,436 (2 reviews)
|"Cavalcade of Stars": Arthur Clodfrey|
Clip from the 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars" featuring a parody of Arthur Godfrey called "Arthur Clodfrey Time". Features parodies of early commercials and plugs, and the unpredictable nature of live TV. Certainly historically important, But you really have to know about early commercials to find this funny, Otherwise you will be confused.
Keywords: Classic TV; Early Commercials; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network
Downloads: 3,570 (6 reviews)
|"Cavalcade of Stars": The Schaller Brothers (Trampolining act)|
Clip from "Cavalcade of Stars" featuring the trampolining act The Schaller Brothers. Pretty typical of low-budget DuMont Television Network, famous for airing anything which moved. But like much DuMont progamming, this clip is surprisingly entertaining and shows that TV doesn't need a big budget. This also shows The DuMont Network's love of vaudeville-type programming.
Keywords: DuMont Television Network; Classic TV; 50's Television; DuMont Network; Fifties; Trampolining
Downloads: 2,289 (6 reviews)
|"Chance of a lifetime" (1956)|
Episode of "Chance of a lifetime", a talent contest hosted by Dennis James and sponsored by 'Bromo Seltzer'.
Keywords: Classic TV; ABC; 1950's Television; Talent Show; 1956; Dennis James
Downloads: 1,601 (2 reviews)
|''Camouflage'' - 8 January 1962|
An episode of the short-lived US game show "Camouflage". Format isn't very strong. Johnny Gilbert is substitute guest host of this episode. Complete with the original commercials (note that, as this is a daytime series, it features more advertising than a prime-time series of the era).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Camouflage; Game show; 1960s
|''Candid Camera'' - Misc 1953 episode|
One of the earliest reality TV series, but not the first (that was "Cash and Carry", 1946-1947). This is a highlights episode aired in 1953 (re-uploaded due to sync problems with previous upload).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Reality TV; Reality Television; Seto Kaiba does not approve; 1950s; 50s
Downloads: 4,856 (1 review)
|''Captain Video and His Video Rangers'' - Misc Ep 4|
OK, so "Captain Video" has generally aged very badly, but most of what I've seen of the series has a certain charm to it and kinda fun to watch. However, this 1950 episode is just plain unwatchable, due to stereotyping and a general lack of sci-fi themes. This should only be downloaded by DuMont Network collectors...everyone else should run for their lives.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; Fifties; Captain Video; DuMont Television Network
Downloads: 1,449 (2 reviews)
|''Captain Video and His Video Rangers'' - Misc episode 3|
Another incredibly strange episode of ''Captain Video and His Video Rangers'', the DuMont Television Network series which, in fact, was the first science fiction show ever to air on TV. However, to fill up time of each LIVE episode, they showed clips from old westerns. This episode also features original commercials. Reviews of the series at the time were mixed
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Science Fiction; Sci-Fi; Western; Strange; Weird; Public Domain; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; Du Mont Network; Du Mont Television Network
Downloads: 6,989 (6 reviews)
|''Cavalcade of Stars'' - 10 October 1951|
An episode of the popular DuMont network variety series "Cavalcade of Stars" starring Jackie Gleason. Also features the June Taylor dancers, Art Carney, plus special guests Georgia Gibbs and Arthur Lee Simpkins. Please forgive the very bad picture & sound quality.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Jackie Gleason; June Taylor Dancers; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network
|''Cavalcade of Stars'' - 2 September 1950, 19 August 1950|
The surviving footage from two episodes of DuMont's variety series "Cavalcade of Stars" starring Jackie Gleason. To my knowledge, neither episode survives complete. Please forgive the very poor picture quality. Guest include: vaudeville duo Smith & Dale, singer Gracie Barrie, singer Donald Richards, pianist Victor Borge, and Frances Langford. Gleason barely appears in the surviving footage. The picture quality from a worn-out tape is so horrible that your eyes will bleed and you will want your e...
Keywords: Cavalcade of Stars; Jackie Gleason; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; Bad Picture Quality; Crappy Picture Quality; My Eyes are Bleeding; Variety Series; Variety Show; Old; Smith & Dale; June Taylor Dancers
|''Cavalcade of Stars'' - 26 August 1950|
An episode of the DuMont Network series "Cavalcade of Stars" starring Jackie Gleason. Special guests: Bert Wheeler and Vivian Blaine. Please forgive the awful picture quality, as well as the very weak writing: At first, they didn't know what to do with Gleason. The writing improved considerably in later episodes, added with an increased emphasis on Gleason.
Keywords: Cavalcade of Stars; Jackie Gleason; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; Classic TV; Television; Bert Wheeler; Vivian Blaine; June Taylor Dancers; Bad Picture Quality; Crappy Picture Quality
|''Cavalcade of Stars'' - 3 June 1950|
An episode of the DuMont Network variety series "Cavalcade of Stars" from 1950, starring Jerry Lester. Special guests include: Paul Winchell & Jerry Mahoney, Jane Pickens, John Garfield, and Kim Stanley. The picture & sound quality is very poor, though.
Keywords: Cavalcade of Stars; Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; Paul Winchell; Jerry Mahoney; Jane Pickens; John Garfield; Kim Stanley; Jerry Lester
Downloads: 822 (1 review)
|''Cavalcade of Stars'' - Fragments|
Fragmentary footage (possibly from two different episodes) of the DuMont Television Network series "Cavalcade of Stars", with Jackie Gleason. Please forgive the painfully bad picture & sound quality. Segments include: June Taylor dancers, Jackie Gleason stand-up comedy, Jane Pickens sings two songs, "The Bachelor" sketch, June Taylor dancers, Lysol commercial, Novelty comedy trio (contains mild stereotypical image), Spoof of product testing.
Keywords: Cavalcade of Stars; Jackie Gleason; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Classic TV; Variety Show; Variety Series; June Taylor Dancers; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; Jane Pickens
|''Chesterfield Sound Off'' - 6 January 1952|
Fred Allen was a huge hit on radio, but his TV career went over like a lead balloon, though he was a success on "What's My Line". This Chesterfield-sponsored series "Sound Off" alternated hosts between episodes. The other host (not seen here) was Bob Hope. The popularity of Bob and Fred didn't stop this show from being short-lived.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Fred Allen
Downloads: 1,772 (1 review)
|''Chopsticks'' (circa 1958)|
From circa 1958, a show called "Chopsticks" from circa 1958. Not sure if this is an unsold pilot, or a locally-aired (non-network) series. Children's game show. Special guest is June Christy. Contestants include Billy Preston (is it *the*?)
Keywords: 1950s; 50s; Fifties; June Christy; Game Show; Classic TV; Television
Downloads: 1,300 (2 reviews)
|''Coke Time with Eddie Fisher'' - 20th January 1955 Episode with Winter Theme|
An episode of "Coke Time with Eddie Fisher", a television series that aired on NBC during the 1950s. The show is presented here with original Coca-Cola commercials and a short PSA. Pop-crooner Eddie Fisher sings the following songs: "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", "Make Yourself Comfortable"", "The Loveliest Night of the Year", and, rather ironically, "(I'm Always Hearing) Wedding Bells".
Keywords: Classic TV; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; TV; Television; Classic Television; Music; Music TV; Music Television; Eddie Fisher; Coca-Cola; Coke
Downloads: 1,206 (2 reviews)
|''Compilation of Classic TV Footage'' - Episode 21 - Matthew Paul Argall|
A collection of clips from public domain television series of the 1950s and 1960s. Includes excerpts from "The Price is Right", "As the World Turns", "Beat the Clock", "Hancock's Half Hour", "Life with Elizabeth", "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Strictly for Laffs" (unsold pilot), "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show", "Tic-Tac-Dough", and "You Asked for It".
Keywords: Classic TV; Compilation of Classic TV Footage; Television; Broadcasting
|''Concentration'' - 5th Annual Challenge of Champions|
An episode of the NBC game show "Concentration" from 2 October 1967(thanks for correct date given in review). I presume this is public domain, as it seems to lack a copyright notice. A interesting game show. (B&W kinescope of color telecast)
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Game Show; Game Shows
Downloads: 2,073 (4 reviews)
|''Cowboy G-Men'' - Beware! No Trespassing|
An episode of the television western series "Cowboy G-Men", originally aired 1 November 1952 in first-run syndication.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Western; Cowboy G-Men
|'Captain Video' - Misc episode no. 2 (Circa 1950)|
"Captain Video and His Video Rangers" episode from circa 1950. This series aired on the DuMont Television Network from 1949 to 1955 and was the first sci-fi series on American television. Over 1000 episodes were aired, of which about 24 survive. This episode was written by MC Brock and stars Richard Coogan. It was broadcast live each weekday. The show spawned at least 3 spin-offs of which nothing survives.
Keywords: Classic TV; Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; 50's TV; 50s TV; 1950's TV; 1950s Television; Serial; Historically Important
Downloads: 7,707 (11 reviews)
|'Captain Video' - Misc episode no. 5 (1952)|
Episode of the TV series "Captain Video and His Video Rangers", with Al Hodge as 'Captain Video' and Don Hastings as the 'Video Ranger' with Scott Pennison, Jack Davis, Gordon Mills, Arnie Freeman, LeRoy O'Purdie, Jack Weston. The evil Chauncy Everett and his companion Horace escape electronic manicles on board the space ship Polar Star. Commercials for Post's Raisin Bran and Public service announcements 'School'...
Keywords: Captain Video; Captain Video and His Video Rangers; Live TV; Classic TV; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; 1952
Downloads: 1,615 (1 review)
|004 CITIES SERVICE GASOLINE COMMERCIAL 1MIN - www.act1nowplaying.com|
004 CITIES SERVICE GASOLINE COMMERCIAL 1MIN
Keywords: 004 CITIES SERVICE GASOLINE COMMERCIAL 1MIN; www.act1nowplaying.com
|1956 Chevrolet Commercial|
Classic Commercial for Chevrolet.
Keywords: Classic Commercial; Classic Commercials; Classic Car; Classic Cars; Chevrolet Commercial; Chevy; 50's; 1950's; Classic TV
Downloads: 9,618 (1 review)
|1957 CBS-TV Special ''The Edsel Show'' with Guests|
A 1957 CBS Television Network special called "The Edsel Show". With special guests Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Rosemary Clooney. This is a good quality kinescope of the original broadcast. Lots of musical performances. Also features original commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 1950's; 50s; 50's; Fifties; 1957; CBS; CBS Television Network; Columbia Broadcasting System; Musical; Variety Show; Culture; Cultural; Pop music
Downloads: 6,245 (2 reviews)
|1958 Classic Kodak Movie Camera Commercial (No 2 of 3)|
Another classic, vintage Kodak "Home Movie Camera" commercial from 1958, taken from uncopyrighted TV episode "The Bridge Group" (also to be found on this site), in decent quality. This commercial is a good examples of fluffy advertising done well.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; TV; Classic Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Commercial; Commercials; Kodak; Eastman Kodak; Advertising; Camera; Kodak Camera
|1958 Classic TV Commercial for Kodak Brownie Photo Camera|
An interesting 1958 TV-Commercial for the Kodak Brownie Range, which obviously was quite different in 1958 compared with its first model. Taken from uncopyrighted TV-episode "Rick's Riding Lesson".
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Classic Television; TV; Commercial; Kodak; Uncopyrighted; Public Domain; Retro; Nostalgia; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Camera; Photography
Downloads: 1,743 (1 review)
|1958 Commercial for ''Kodak Starmatic Camera'' (Another Variant)|
One of many uncopyrighted vintage Kodak commercials that have been uploaded here. This one is from late 1958, and is for the "Starmatic" camera. Taken from public domain "Ozzie and Harriet" episode from 10 December 1958 (also uploaded to this site).
Keywords: Classic TV; TV; Television; Classic Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Commercial; Kodak; Starmatic; Starmatic Camera; Camera; Eastman Kodak; Photography; Retro; Old; 1958
|1959 Classic Commercial for "Aunt Jemima Pancakes" with Bananas|
An enjoyable 1959 TV-Commercial for "Aunt Jemima Pancakes". This ad promotes eating them with Bananas. Taken from public domain TV episode "Jealous Joe Randolph", also to be found on this site (FYI, the show is not called "Saturday Morning with Peggy and Chuck").
Keywords: 1959; TV; Television; Classic TV; Commercial; Aunt Jemima; Pancakes; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's
Downloads: 1,890 (1 review)
|1959 Classic Television Commercial for ''Brownie Starflash Camera''|
A classic 1959 Television commercial for the Kodak Brownie Starflash camera, with the ever popular Harriet Nelson. Taken from uncopyright TV episode "Jealous Joe Randolph" (also to be found on this website)
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 1950s; 50's; 1950's; Fifties; Camera; Kodak; Eastman Kodak; 1959; Fun; Retro; Vintage; Photography
Downloads: 1,448 (1 review)
|1961 Classic Television Commercial: Coca-Cola (with Nelsons)|
A classic vintage Coca-Cola commercial from 1961, with popular TV personalities Orrie & Harriet Nelson. This commercial, which comes from their own show, is a pleasaing example of Pre-Kennedy shooting Mainstream United States advertising (Note: the complete episode can be found under title "Dave's Golf Story")
Keywords: 1961; Classic Television; Classic TV; 60s; 60's; 1960s; 1960's; Sixties; TV; Television; Commercial; Commercials; Product; Coca-Cola; Coke; Soft Drink; Beverage; History; Retro; Nostalgia; Ozzie Nelson; Harriet Nelson; Old; Masterpiece; Brilliant
|1961 Classic TV Commercial for ''Kodak Brownie Film Projector''|
Another classic Kodak Commercial. This one promotes the Kodak "Brownie Film Projector". Taken from uncopyrighted TV episode that can also be found on IA. Aired 8 March 1961. I wasn't even aware the "Brownie" trademark was ever used for a home movie range of products.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 60s; 60's; 1960s; 1960's; Sixties; Kodak; Eastman Kodak; Commercial; Commercials; Masterpoxen
Downloads: 3,279 (1 review)
|1965 Classic Commercial for ''Cue Toothpaste''|
Another classic 1960's commercial, this time for "Cue Toothpaste". Taken from a 1965 Television episode.
Keywords: Classic TV; TV; Television; Classic Television; Commercial; Advertising; Product; Toothpaste; 60s; 1960s; 60's; 1960's; Sixties; Retro; Vintage; Health; Clean
Downloads: 1,810 (2 reviews)
|1965 Commercials (''The FBI'', Gleem Toothpaste, Camay Soap)|
Three commercials from 1965: A Promo for "The FBI" ABC-TV series; A Commercial for 'Gleem Toothpaste', and a commercial for Camay Soap. Taken from 1965 TV episode with invalid copyright notice.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; TV; Classic Television; 60s; 60's; 1960s; 1960's; Sixties; 1965; Commercial; Commercials; Advertising; Toothpaste; Soap; Camay
Downloads: 2,565 (1 review)
|1966 CBS ''Upcoming Fall Line-up'' Special Presentation|
This is the rare 1966 program-length promo created by CBS to promote their Fall line-up for that year. Shows promoted include: "It's About Time", "Run, Buddy, Run", "Family Affair", "The Jean Arthur Show", "Jericho" (Yes, there are three flops with the same name), "CBS Thursday Night Movie", "CBS Friday Night Movie" and "Pistols and Petticoats". Most of these shows were quite short lived. Please forgive the film deterioration, and I must warn that this is the best quality circulating...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 60s; 60's; 1960s; 1960's; Sixties; CBS; Columbia Broadcasting System; CBS Television Network; Promo; Promos; Faded Color; Colour; Drama; Sitcom; Rare; Retro; Vintage; Masterpoxen
Downloads: 3,758 (2 reviews)
|1968 commercial for ''Dash'' laundry detergent|
A 1968 US commercial for "Dash" brand of laundry detergent. The commercial is a bit dull compared to the "Bold" commercial I also uploaded.
Keywords: 1960s; 1968; Commercial; laundry detergent; Advertising; Commercial; Classic TV Commercial
|Camel News Caravan - 19/September/1952|
"Camel News Caravan" presented by John Cameron Swayze on Sep. 19, 1952. Topics of the day include: Furore over 'private salary' for Nixon, will Rita return to Aly?, and fashion headline from Washington. Note: On the same Friday night, September 19th, 1952, the "Longines Chronoscope" also discussed the campaign contributions, received by Sen. Richard M. Nixon. Link: http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.95974 In a "live" address on September 23rd, 1952, Nixon answered his critics...
Keywords: Classic TV; 1950's Television; NBC; News; Kinescope; Live TV; John Cameron Swayze; Camel; Richard Nixon; Rita Hayworth; Aly Khan; Elsa Schiaparelli; 1952
Downloads: 1,428 (1 review)
|Camel News Caravan - 28/September/1954|
Another "Camel News Caravan", presented by John Cameron Swayze on Sep. 28, 1954. Topics of the day include: Polish security officer's defection, the McCarthy question, World Series warm-up session and an Old car derby.
Keywords: Classic TV; 1950's Television; NBC; News; Kinescope; Live TV; John Cameron Swayze; Rex Marshal; Camel; Jozef Swiatlo; Joseph McCarthy; Baseball; 1954
Downloads: 1,446 (2 reviews)
|Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion: S1E36, The Boy Who Found Christmas (DVD Quality)|
(DVD Quality) Original Air Date: December 25, 1955 Season 1, Episode 36: The Boy Who Found Christmas For Christmas this year, Capt. Gallant has promised Cuffy a trip to America. However, all of the Legions' gifts are stolen from the caravan, and it looks like the captain won't be able to let Cuffy go on his promised trip. Cuffy runs away to try to find the missing presents, and in the process he learns what Christmas is really about...
Keywords: Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion; Captain Gallant; Foreign Legion; Capt. Michael Gallant; Buster Crabbe; Fuzzy Knight; Cullen Crabbe; Gilles Quéant; Roger Tréville; Christian Fourcade; Hans Verner; Bernard Farrel; Christmas; Holiday; Classic TV; 1955
Downloads: 3,023 (1 review)
|Captain Midnight (1955)|
Episode MISSION TO MEXICO, of the 50s series CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT with original commercials for Ovaltine. Starring Richard Webb and Sid Melton. Air Date: October 5, 1955 Opening announcment: On a mountaintop, high above a large city, stands the headquarters of a man devoted to the cause of freedom and justice... a war hero who has never stopped fighting against his country's enemies... a private citizen who is dedicating his life to the struggle against evil men everywhere.....
Keywords: Classic TV; 1955; Fifties; Captain Midnight; Richard Webb
Downloads: 17,927 (6 reviews)
|Car Commericals 1956-1957|
Car Commericals 1956-1957
Keywords: Car Commericals; Classic TV
|Car Commericals 1958-1960|
Car Commericals 1958-1960
Keywords: Car Commericals; Classic TV
|Car Commericals 1961-1965|
Classic Car Commericals 1961-1965
Keywords: Car Commericals; Classic TV
Downloads: 13,081 (2 reviews)
|Car Commericals 1966-1970|
Car Commericals 1966-1970
Keywords: Car Commericals; Classic TV
Downloads: 14,952 (1 review)
|Car Commericals spanning 1949-1955|
Car Commericals spanning 1949-1955
Keywords: Car Commericals; Classic TV
Downloads: 7,264 (1 review)
|Carol Channing Guests|
The Red Skelton Show Carol Channing Guest
Keywords: Red Skelton; Classic TV; Carol Channing
Downloads: 3,004 (4 reviews)
The Cisco Kid ep Carrier Pigeon
Keywords: Cisco Kid; The Cisco Kid; Pancho and Cisco; Classic TV
Downloads: 13,369 (1 review)
|CBS 1961 Fall Season Preview Show|
One of those old television network promo shows that was supposed to get you interested in their new upcoming programs.
Keywords: Classic TV; CBS; Promo
Downloads: 7,104 (7 reviews)
|CBS ID from 1957 (Classic TV)|
CBS Television Network ID from the 50's.
Keywords: Classic TV; CBS Television Network; 50's; 1950's; Fifties; ID; Ident; Logo
|CBS Television Network ID from 1951|
CBS Television Network ID from 1951. **Due to some idiots who claim copyright on PD things, I cannot upload the show this is from**
Keywords: Classic TV; CBS Television Network; ID; 50's; 1950's; Fifties
Downloads: 1,174 (2 reviews)
|CBS Television Network ID from 1951, No. 2|
Another CBS Television Network ID from 1951. **Due to some idiots who claim copyright on PD things, I cannot upload the show this is from**
Keywords: Classic TV; CBS Television Network; ID; Retro; 50's; 1950's; Fifties
Downloads: 851 (1 review)